(Closed) Found a small lump and freaking OUT

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Calm down!  I’m sure it’s nothing.  The women in my family find lumps all the time, and 99% of the time they’re nothing.  And, if, God-forbid, it isn’t nothing, you’ve been super proactive checking and would have caught whatever it is early!  I know you’ll be fine, but I’m glad you’re seeing the doctor just in case – better to be safe than sorry!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The most likely thing it is is called a Fibroadenoma, which is a benign lump and nothing at all to worry about. They’re very common. You’ll still need to see your doctor, but try not to worry too much about it, as worry will do nothing to help matters and will just make you miserable.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This happened to me last year. I worried constantly about it before finally making a doctor’s appointment. My doctor didn’t think it felt “dangerous” but referred me to a specialist for an ultrasound just in case. Everything turned out fine. Some of us just have “fibrous” boobs. Don’t freak yourself out! And props to you for noticing it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know exactly what you’re going through and yes, it’s incredibly scary. Three years ago (I was 21) I found a lump in my boob and freaked out because breast cancer runs in my family. I had my doctor check it out and she sent me to get an ultrasound which then led to a breast biopsy a few days later. The biopsy was actually pretty cool because I got to watch the needle go right into the lump on the ultrasound machine. The scariest part was waiting for the results. After a few days and some screw ups (they managed to read me the wrong results!) I found out that it was a fibroadenoma which is bascially like scar tissue and nothing to worry about.

From my non professional opinion, that sounds like what you have. My lump is about pee sized, is hard, and doesn’t move around. It’s still there too! Also, they inserted a “chip” near the lump when the biopsy was done so in the future they know that it’s already been tested. I feel like a pet that has been microchipped!

My advice is to find something to keep your mind busy. Call your doctor, get in there as soon as possible. Hopefully they will understand how stressful this can be! Maybe if they can’t see you right away they can send a referral to have an ultrasound done?

Good luck! Let me know how it goes!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ladybird:  i’ve been where you are and I totally understand all those emotions you are going through. Try to keep your spirits up.

In the past 2 years I have had to go in 3 times for scans. I felt a small hard lump in my left breast and was having shooting pains in that area. Thankfully the doctor got me in right away and after the first series of mammograms and ultrasounds they decided I had calcifications and cysts. Forward to one year later, I went in for a follow up mammo, which led to a phone call that they thought they saw something suspicious and wanted to run another mammo. My heart sank to the bottom of my stomach. After the second mammo – as i’m sitting in the little room waiting and praying, the nurse came back in and said they wanted to run another ultrasound because they still couldnt get a good read on the mammograms.

In the end, they came back with the same conclusion as the year prior – calcifications and cysts – but talk about being a bucket of stress. I have dense breasts which makes it difficult for the radiologist to see what’s going on.

Keep us updated – we will all be thinking of you in the meantime 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

That happened to me too. I found a lump in my armpit while shaving actually, not even while doing my annual exam (Ladies: if you’re not checking your armpits, you need to start, there can be breast tissue there too)! I made an appointment with my Doc the next day, got in a few days later. She did an exam and actually felt 2 lumps, the one I felt and one in my other breast. 3 weeks later I had an ultrasound. It ended up just being hardened tissue. The lump I found was a hard fatty deposit, which I have since had removed, the one the Dr felt was just a lumpy muscle.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ladybird:  I’m glad you were able to get the tests done quickly! Try not to stress waiting for the results too much!!

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